951
951
Heuer
RETAILED BY ORVIS: A STAINLESS STEEL TIDE INDICATOR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH REF 2446 SF CASE 198083 SOLUNAGRAPH CIRCA 1970
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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951
Heuer
RETAILED BY ORVIS: A STAINLESS STEEL TIDE INDICATOR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH REF 2446 SF CASE 198083 SOLUNAGRAPH CIRCA 1970
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Heuer
RETAILED BY ORVIS: A STAINLESS STEEL TIDE INDICATOR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH REF 2446 SF CASE 198083 SOLUNAGRAPH CIRCA 1970
• cal. 721 manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels • anthracite dial, applied faceted baton indexes with luminescent markers, luminescent Obélisque hands, engine turned silvered subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute, and 12 hour registers, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions • stainless steel case, black bezel calibrated for 60 units, chronograph pushers, tide indication pusher, solid snap on case back • case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by retailer
diameter 41 mm
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by an Orvis guarantee and a presentation box with outer packaging.

Heuer began to produce its tide indication chronographs in the 1950s for a retailer of outdoor and camping equipment.  Originally marketed as the "Seafarer," Solunagraphs specifically appealed to adventurers and outdoors men due to the register displaying tide indications on the dial.  This complication is based on John Alden Knight's "solunar theory," which suggests that fisherman, huntsmen and sailors could determine the best dates and times to hunt and fish based on tide patterns.

The outdoor retailer Orvis commissioned Heuer to produce their own model of the Seafarer.  While the model previously had been marketed under other names, Heuer specifically marketed models retailed by Orvis as the Solunagraph.  The Solunagraphs are double signed on the dial by both Orvis and Heuer.

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